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Hertha  ·  1788 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Does your head use multiple languages?

Native German, learned english (more a learning by doing kind, it's not correct but not bothersome), spanish and now french. Worst are collocations, I tend to mess those up.

arguewithatree  ·  1788 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Totally get that. I have a very close friend who is a native German speaker and I've noticed the same thing. I think it's definitely not as important in speech because people will get what you're saying even if it's not 100% correct. That's been my frustration with coming back to formal, academic language training. When I lived abroad and spoke to locals, I didn't have to be 100% correct 100% of the time to communicate.